Friday, May 7, 2010

Punishments for Being Illegal; Energy Bill Update; and Primary Turnouts

[I notice that liberals are condemning the email which is circulating which tells about how other countries handle illegals.  Contrary to what they are declaring, that conservatives want America to go to such lengths with our illegals, I wish to point out that once again, they are misrepresenting us.  What conservatives are demonstrating is that what Arizona has decided to do, actually uphold the laws of America, is not so bad after all.  We don't want to kill illegals or imprison them.  We wish to remove them until they find a legal way to become a working, contributing resident or an American citizen.] 

                          [Here are a few examples of other countries and their policies]:
The Washington Times notes that "Under the Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony, punishable by up to two years in prison. Immigrants who are deported and attempt to re-enter can be imprisoned for 10 years. Visa violators can be sentenced to six-year terms. Mexicans who help illegal immigrants are considered criminals. The law also says Mexico can deport foreigners who are deemed detrimental to "economic or national interests," violate Mexican law, are not "physically or mentally healthy" or lack the "necessary funds for their sustenance" and for their dependents."
The BBC  reports: North Korea is to put a US citizen on trial for illegally entering the country, its state news agency has said.
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan (AP) _ Russian border guards shot and killed two drug smugglers trying to cross from Afghanistan into Tajikistan with more than 176 pounds of heroin, the border guards' office said Sunday.
The smugglers were spotted as they crossed the muddy Pyandzh River, 118 miles west of the Tajik capital, Dushanbe. One of the smugglers opened fire …
The Department of Foreign Affairs in China declares: All foreigners are required to register their place of residence with the local Public Security Bureau within 24 hours of arrival.  Foreigners staying with family or friends in a private home must comply with this requirement. If you are staying at a hotel, this is done as part of the normal check-in process. This applies every time a foreigner re-enters China.  Chinese authorities are now rigorously enforcing the registration requirement and failure to do so could result in fines and detention. 
From Wikipedia:  In the first six months of 2005 alone, more than 120,000 people from Central America have been deported to their countries of origin. This is a significantly higher rate than in 2002.   In September 2007, Mexican President Calderón harshly criticized the United States government for the crackdown on illegal immigrants, saying it has led to the persecution of immigrant workers without visas. “I have said that Mexico does not stop at its border, that wherever there is a Mexican, there is Mexico,” he said
Again from Wikipedia:  Illegal border crossing is considered a crime, and on occasions captured illegal border crossers are sentenced to a prison term. For example, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reported in October 2008 the case of a North Korean who was detained after illegally crossing the Amur River from China. Considered by Russian authorities an "economic migrant", he was sentenced to 6 months in prison, and was to be deported to the country of his nationality after serving his sentence, even though he may now risk an even heavier penalty there. That was just one of the 26 cases year-to-date of illegal entrants, of various nationalities, receiving criminal punishment in Amur Oblast.[90]

[The email continues with these points, along with some that I believe are not valid]:  if you cross the US border illegally you get.....  

           1 - A job        
             2.  A free education
             3.  Free health care        
             4.  A lobbyist in Washington
             5. A drivers license
  6.  And the right to carry your country's flag while you are protesting that you don't get enough 
respect, [and while your President declares that "Where there is a Mexican, there is Mexico."]  
[This country should be allowed to defend its sovereignty by controlling its borders, and U.S. law says so!] Thanks for this, Suz!
The Associated Press managed to report on yesterday's primaries in North Carolina, Indiana, and Ohio while muddling the incontrovertibly disastrous results for Democrats in those states. Even while touting the races as harbingers for November, the AP failed to extrapolate the trends right before their eyes. In short, turnout for Republican primaries in all three states was up almost across the board, while Democratic turnout "dropped precipitously," in the words of National Journal's Reid Wilson. The AP noted the "exceptionally light [turnout] in Ohio and North Carolina," failing to mention that GOP turnout in these states was up in virtually every race, while a drop in Demcorats at the polls produced the "light" numbers it mentions.
Liz Sidoti and Deanna Martin, who penned the AP piece, bizarrely postulate that  low turnout in those two states is "a possible indication that voter anger over economic woes, persistently high unemployment and Congress itself wasn't influencing elections - and, perhaps, a reflection of the limited influence of the conservatives and libertarians who make up the fledgling tea party coalition."

1 comment:

  1. And what about this nonsense of sending kids home from school for wearing t-shirts depicting the American flag?! It's an outrage to me that a public employee would ask a child to turn the American flag inside AMERICA. We see and accept (or at least tolerate) Mexicans and Mexican Americans flying their flag all over the place -- even on the Fourth of July. Really, how much do we have to bend over so that no one is "offended"?!